How do you give formal commands in Spanish?Formal commands in Spanish are used when ordering or telling someone to do something. This is often referred to as the “imperative” form of the verb. Haga Ud. el desayuno.- Make (You) breakfast. Escriba Ud. la carta. – Write (You) the letter. Salgan Uds. primero. – (You-all) Come out first Vayan Uds. después. – Go (You-all) later. Note: Spanish has both a formal and an informal style of speech (tú / usted). This distinction applies to commands. Informal, speech is used among friends, coworkers, relatives, or when addressing a child. Formal speech is generally used to be polite or to express respect. Haga usted el desayuno. – Make (You) breakfast. (formal) Tú harás el desayuno. – (You) will make breakfast. (informal) Note: The formal commands are formed the same way as the Present subjunctive:
- Start with the yo form of the present indicative.
- Then drop the – o ending.
- Finally, add the following endings: